Utah State will head into the game in search of its first victory of the season after an 0-2 start in which the Aggies were not all that competitive. Losing to Boise State 42-13 on the road in the season opener, they followed it with a 38-7 home loss to San Diego State on Saturday. USU was outscored 28-0 in the second half and struggled to do much of anything on offense, and were outgained 570-215 in yardage.
On the other side, Nevada comes in with a 2-0 record and looks to remain in the hunt for the MWC Championship Game. The Wolf Pack never trailed and beat UNLV 37-19 on the road Saturday for the Fremont Cannon. Carson Strong had a fantastic game through the air, completing 21 of 27 passes for 350 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Romeo Doubs caught six of those passes for 211 yards with a touchdown, and Toa Taua led Nevada on the ground with 86 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown.
Utah State won this game in 2019 by a score of 36-10 at home.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch Utah State vs. Nevada on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m. ET on FS1, or you can stream it via the FOX Sports Live app with a cable or streaming service login.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Nevada -16.5
Point Total: 56.5
Money line: Utah State +525, Nevada -770
- Utah State is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games.
- The point total went over in four of Utah State’s last five games.
- Nevada is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven games.
- The total went under in six of Nevada’s last nine games.
Utah State: (24% of handle, 35% percent of bets)
Nevada: (76% of handle, 65% percent of bets)
The Best Bet
This appears to be a situation where we’re seeing two programs going in opposite directions. Utah State was a big disappointment in last year’s return of Gary Andersen to the sidelines, and getting outscored 80-20 in two games doesn’t exactly bring too much confidence early in the season. Let’s go with the home team on the short week.
Pick: Nevada -16.5
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